We are pleased to announce significant progress this autumn in product development for Maxoptraâ€™s Route Optimization Software.
Online PR News – 05-December-2015 – London – We are pleased to announce significant progress this autumn in product development for Maxoptraâ€™s Route Optimization Software, with the introduction of two major upgrades for operators within the Distribution Industry and a smaller one that could be very important.
Customer location update upon arrival
When a driver arrives at a customer location they tap the â€śArriveâ€ť button on their mobile app. The system suggests that they should update the customer location according to the current position. By tapping the â€śYesâ€ť button, a driver verifies the location and a dispatcher sees this in the system.
If the â€śNoâ€ť button is tapped, the customer address does not change and remains unverified.
Deliveries from home
The working day of a driver typically starts and ends at a warehouse. However, sometimes it can be far more convenient to start the driverâ€™s working day from their home, so that the driver can then drop off or collect orders from suppliers on their way to the warehouse.
This â€śAllow deliveries from homeâ€ť setting enables route scheduling to start from the home address. As a result, drivers can load their vehicle at the warehouse in the evening and deliver those orders the next morningafter starting the run from home. This new function reduces mileage, saving valuable time and money.
In addition to this, we have a small but very important update for you. With Maxoptra you can now set limits for a vehicleâ€™s â€śrun distanceâ€ť.
The â€śRun distance limitâ€ť allows a dispatcher to more efficiently manage the deployment of certain eco-friendly vehicles (e.g. electric vehicles), thereby avoiding â€śrange anxietyâ€ť- the fear that an electrical vehicle (for example) may not have sufficient range to reach its destination, will end up running out of change and therefore become stranded.
For companies that use electric or alternative fueled vehicles, being able to set â€śrun distancesâ€ť significantly increases productivity and ensures those vehicles can be re-charged or re-fueled in time.
Contact us and we will show you how Maxoptra can help.